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Erica Verrillo

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Erica F. Verrillo was completing her doctorate in Speech Communication before falling ill with CFS in 1992. She is the co-author, with Lauren Gellman, of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Treatment Guide, 1st Edition (St. Martin's). She is also the author of three middle reader fantasies, Elissa's... Full Bio
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"Doc Fix" Bill Paves the Way to Force Patients to Undergo Psychiatric Treatment by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The expansion of involuntary outpatient commitment paves the way to a dangerous erosion of civil liberties that will lead to more  Justina Pelletiers , more  Karina Han ... Read on »
"Our ME/CFS Experts Have Spoken on the Case Definition" by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome By Mary Dimmock On September 23, 2013, HHS announced that it has entered into a contract with the Institute of Medicine to begin work to develop “clinical diagnostic ... Read on »
“Chronic fatigue syndrome is a name that prevents a proper diagnosis of the real disease" -... by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Billie and her son, Eric, 2006 Billie Moore has been on the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Association since 2007. She also served ... Read on »
“Justina’s Law” Introduced in Congress - Is This the Beginning of the End for... by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Justina's father carries her home The saying that politics makes strange bedfellows has gained a new dimension today. In a rare bipartisan effort, two staunchly conservat ... Read on »
“We will speak our truth” - Susan Kreutzer Goes to Washington, DC by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Image: Nigel Lyons http://www.nigelyons.com/ By Erica Verrillo On Tuesday, December 10th, Susan Kreutzer continued her campaign to draw attention to the plight of ne ... Read on »
180,000 Australians with ME/CFS by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Kathy Sinnott and daughter Miriam, age 24. This article appeared in the  Herald Sun  (Australia).  THERE is the physical and mental pain, and it hurts. There i ... Read on »
2013 - A Year to Remember by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome What a year this has been for the ME/CFS community! With four major conferences held in the US, the UK, and Australia, the inauguration of two new research and treat ... Read on »
300,000 People in Japan with cfs/me by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome This article was reprinted from  Tokyo Web  April 9, 2013 Translation courtesy Paul Doyan of the  Microwave Factor  April 11, 2013 Unexplained fever, fol ... Read on »
5 Tough Choices You Face When Chronically Ill or in Pain by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Originally published on January 28, 2013  By Toni Bernhard, J.D. in Turning Straw Into Gold Suffering from chronic pain or illness—or, as is often the case, both ... Read on »
A Constitutional Right to Health Care by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Press Release:  UCLA, July 18, 2013 By Mark Wheeler Uruguay has it. So does Latvia, and Senegal. In fact, more than half of the world's countries have some degree ... Read on »
A Year Later - Karina Hansen Still Confined in Mental Ward by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome A year has gone by and  Karina Hansen , a young Danish woman with severe ME, is still confined in a mental ward, where her condition is deteriorating.  Her treatment ... Read on »
Actions Speak Louder Than Words - David Egan Challenges the IOM by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome David Egan, Irish ME advocate and signatory of the  Advocates' letter  to HHS Secretary Sebelius, has been conducting a correspondence with the IOM concerning conflict ... Read on »
Actress Martine McCutcheon's 7-year Battle With ME/CFS by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome British actress/singer Martine McCutcheon, star of Love, Actually, reveals that her long battle with ME/CFS and depression has put an end to her career and driven her i ... Read on »
Add Your Voice! The CDC Study Must Include CPET, NK Cell and Viral Testing by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Reprinted with kind permission of Phoenix Rising , August 2, 2013 By Mark Berry The historical approach of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CD ... Read on »
Advocates to NIH - "Pull the P2P!" by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome With the amount of attention that has been garnered by the IOM contract, a second federal initiative, the Pathways to Prevention, or P2P Workshop, has gone almost unnot ... Read on »
All in the mind? Why critics are wrong to deny the existence of chronic fatigue SYNDROME by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Below is an article which appeared two years ago in the  Daily Mail Online  (UK). In this article Sonia Poulton does an excellent job of myth-busting. She also brings u ... Read on »
An essential item to bring to your medical appointment by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome In nearly every how-to CFS book you will find the following instructions (or something like them): "Be sure to bring relevant medical test results, a written list ... Read on »
An Interview with Jennifer Brea: Obstacles, Adjustments, and Inspiration by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome This article originally appeared on  ProHealth . By Erica Verrillo Last January, ProHealth named Jennifer Brea as its Advocate of the Year for her exemplary work ... Read on »
An interview with Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The following interview with Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik appeared in  Get It Magazine . Marshall-Gradisnik's  contributions to the field of ME/CFS research have been impre ... Read on »
Basal Ganglia Implicated in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome This study by Andrew Miller (see below) builds on previous work by Chaudhuri (Chaudhuri and Behan,  2000 , Chaudhuri et al.,  2003 ) and by Unger et al. ( 2012 ) linkin ... Read on »